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ABC
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm PST
. >> breaking news. major earthquake rocks japanment pictures are staggering. >> up next. powerful jolt that triggered a tsunami warning as >> up next. powerful jolt that triggered a tsunami warning as fafafafafafafafafafafafafafafafa >> a major earthquake has hit japan followed by a tsunami. >> this is what is happening right as we speak. a large tsunami engulfing the port of. >> 8.8 earthquake struck off japan northeast coast a little more than an hour ago. >> we show you more of the images. they are staggering. as you can see here the tsunami swept ashore. the wave measured at least 13 feet high and it carried boat and cars several block inland toward the city center. >> no word yet on any death or injuries but seems almost inconceivable there will not be as they assess the damage. jap pan officials have issued evacuation orders for the coastal area. >> tsunami watch issued for several nations concluding taiwan, russia, philippines and in the indonesian. it covers hawaii and the u.s. territory of guam. >> now large ship has rammed directly into a break water. qu
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm PST
>>> the rush to get home. people in the bay area heading to japan to check on family and friends. >> and grave new concerns about one of japan's many nuclear plants is a full >> death toll from japan's zeg 8.9 earthquake is growing by the hour. official numbers show 413 people are dead 800 others are missing and 1100 have been injured in the most powerful earthquake in recorded history for japan. >> and the nuclear safety commission says a meltdown is possible at a damaged nuclear power plant. >> travelers trying to get to japan waited today to catch a flight out of san francisco international. >> and the tsunami from the quake damaged boats and docks in sanity creates with remarkable force. in japan the prime minister is sending in 50,000 troops to help with rescue efforts. >> it's been 25 hours since the powerful quake rocked japan and released the tsunami that swallowed parts of the country. >> it's already saturday in japan and the sun rose in the morning it revealed the devastating impact. countless cities decimated by fire and flooding. it splintered buildings setting tons
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm PDT
of storm systems moving in and it will be wet. >> thanks, leigh. >>> now to japan where a second explosioning roughed the -- rocked the nuclear plant about four hours ago. the hydrogen blast sent up a massive column of smoke in the air. japanese officials say radiation levels are still within legal limits. more than 180,000 people have been evacuated from that area in the past three days. abc's diana alvear is in japan. >> within seconds the scene changed dramatically. feciales reported another explosion at the nuclear facility. >> either over the next 24-48 hours they will get control of the reactors or they will get a meltdown at one or more of the reactors. >> minutes earlier, warnings of a possible second tsunami, a false alarm, but no less frightening. the impact of the explosion was not immediately clear, but the message of the survivors from the initial disaster was, sos, help. however, the mission to deliver that help has not been easy. one dramatic rescue was successful. elderly passengers pulled from their car where they have been trapped for 20 hours with no food or wa
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
the battle to prevent a full blown nuclear catastrophe in japan. meanwhile, an anxious wait for a bay area woman whose husband is in japan trying to >>> japan's airports are about late tonight the state department started evacuating government workers and their families and told other americans to consider leaving immediately. chartered planes will be brought in to help private citizens who want to go. tonight the nuclear crisis is on the verge of becoming a catastrophe as water dumping helicopters work to stop a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant. 5* handful of brave men inside are facing disaster with water hoses. good evening. those workers, the so-called fukushima 50 are hungry and tired. these brave men are voluntarily working under conditions they know could kill them. alan wang is here with more on the desperate efforts to stop this meltdown. >> it is now believed the crippled plant is asking older workers to volunteer for this mission because even if they are exposed to massive amounts of radiation, they would more likely die of old age. and de spet high levels
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
a damaged nuclear reactor in japan. it is a desperate effort to prevent spent fuel rods from over heating. smoke billowing from the reactor but the cause is unclear. good evening everyone. crews are also close to reconnecting electricity at 2 of those reactor which could help with the cooling. >> japan now agreed to accept technical help from the u.s. and the head of the international atomic energy agency just arrived. latest picture rae veal how far gone the reactor really are. explosion and blazing heat have reduced the unit to rav sanjay gupta skeleton. emergency worker continue desperate effort to drown the over heated core with sea water from the air and from the ground using water cannon made to subdue rioters. flight operators put in a new power line to restore electricity and get water pump working again. if that fails the pentagon has shipped in american pumps. workers have to operate them continuing to defy death. in reactor 4 the water in the fuel rod pool is critically low if any left. without water the rod ignite and send smoke into the atmosphere. reactor 3 a 5 foo
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. >>> they are are trying to stop a meltdown in japan, but made things too dangerous for the people working there to stop a looming catastrophe. good evening. the happenedful of workers who were trying to cool down the fuca she ma dyey chee plant were pulled out. it is just too unsafe. that as officials reveal there is damage to two nuclear reactors at the plant. both the number three and the number four reactors at the facility are in trouble. alan wang is here with the latest on this. alan? >> an american nuclear expert said the decision to pull, workers from the plant uh massed to throwing in the towel. he is an activist with the group called the union of concerned scientists and he thinks the decision has done all they can. >> the radiation levels are getting so high that the workers can't stay there. >> they can't and they are not. the 50 brave workers who were the last line of defense at the nuclear power plant have now been sent home. they had been willing to stay to try to cool down the reactors, but tonight the plant operators decided the job was too dangerous. operators are now considering heli
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
nuclear reactor in growing jeopardy. tale from the disaster zone. pay area resident in japan when the quake hit back home tell their resident in japan when the quake hit baso you closedtheir your savings account and buried all your money. yeah, my savings weren't growing, too many traps and fees, it's better off in a hole in the ground. where's the hole ? i got a map. where's the map ? it's tattooed on my back. nobody knows about it-- just me and the guy who did the tattoo. touch the ball, son. put your savings where they'll grow. get an orange savings account. no fees. no minimums. no tattoos. i should go get the shovel. at >> approximately depending on what happens at the power plant, we would like to ask you to remain indoors at home or in your offices. >> new warnings from the japanese prime minister tonight after a fire erupts at the nuclear power plant. good evening. that fir has been extinguished but it caused radiation to leak from the crippled reactor. authorities say the levels are harmful to human health. they also say there is a high risk of further leak acknowledg
ABC
Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm PST
>> alan: a fresh threat of another nuclear explosion in japan, and soldiers search for >> alan: an explosion at a nuclear power plant is captured on camera. a top official believes a partial meltdown is underway. authorities are now evacuating 170,000 people within a 12-mile radius of the reactor. 753 people are confirmed today from the earthquake and tsunami, but that figure is expected to rise with some 10,000 people unaccounted for in one city. the japanese have raised the magnitude from 8.9 to 9.0. but the main concern is there's a partial nuclear melt down tonight at the talk seem -- >> reporter: officials have admitted a partial meltdown has occurred and radiation has been released in the fa simple. officials -- facility. officials have been trying to cool the fuel rods. a total meltdown raises the possibility of what has only been hypothetical until now, china syndrome. officials have revealed a partial meltdown of the rods has occurred according to the nuclear industry safety agency. the number one reactor has reached the level four on the event scale. the scale has a r
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm PDT
is closed, the harbor reopened to boat traffic for the first time sense the japan -- sirchs -- since the japan quake and tsunami. a sonar survey found it is clear of sunken boats and debris. it cost an estimated -- it caused an estimated $26 million in damage to the harbor. >>> there are a lot of anxious family and friends waiting at sfo after there was a threat to search a flight. the flight from the fell means touched down at -- philippines touched down at 7:30. it was taken to a remote area and all passengers and crew were evacuated. police say the plane was not threatened directly, but philippine airlines asked them to search the aircraft. passengers were not sure what was going on, and one told his relative there was some kind of medical emergency. >> i am worried. i want him to get home. he is probably tired and hungry at this point. >> san francisco police dogs are searching the plane and passengers are working through customs and amoung them are the lead singer of "journey." >>> to libya where new air strikes rocked tripolli. take a look. this night vision shows a u.s. jet la
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 11:00pm PDT
next on "nightline" the latest on nuclear nightmare in japan. the possible crack in the reactor there, and the south park guys bring dancing mormons to broadway. and a look at axe. a company that convinced men that sex appeal comes in a can. [ female announcer ] the jcpenney big one day sale is saturday! don't miss amazing 4-hour steals. like worthington separates -- 50% off. and stylish dress shirts or ties, just $19.99. find okie dokie for every cutie -- $4.99! and bright sheets, only $19.99. plus, with jcp cash, earn $10 off unlike other stores we don't make you come back to save! we make spring bright -- you make it bloom. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make it affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >>> president obama will address the nation about libya on monday. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking military action. british and french jets struc
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm PDT
confirmed american casualty in japan earthquake and tsunami. >> plus new airstrike on libya. the president explains america role in this new fight. all that coming up later on "nightline". >> coming up. president obama leads the u.s. into a third war in muslim country but who are we fighting for? we'll travel to lybian rebel stronghold to try to answer. that plus in the food and water and how dangerous is the radiation out of japan to northern california ans. take a look >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> the last time jerry brown was governor you tube was not around to help him make his case but tonight he harnesses the power of internet to convince the public he has a way to solve the budget mess. that's because lillian kim reports he's not been able to convince republicans in sacramento. [applause]. >> governor jerry brown is going on the offensive. tonight he spoke before labor union to drum up support for his budget plan. >> we the people are taking california back. l let tonight be the beginning. >>reporter: earlier the
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm PST
. in berkeley, alan wang, abc news. >>> an earthquake in japan triggered a small tsunami, but there are no reports of damage or injuries. highrise buildings shook in tokyo after a 7.2 magnitude quake struck 270 miles off japan's northern coast. buildings swayed for up to 30 seconds. it is already wednesday in japan. the quake rumbled just before noontime. the tsunami did reach one coastal town. >>> coming up next, an executive caught on camera. what he said about the tea party. >> and fishermen are thrilled about the possibility we may have a nearly normal salmon season. >> and the changing face of california. what new census numbers reveal about who we are. >> and then later on "nightline." >> i'm terry moran. coming up next on "nightline" the financial guru joins us with four tips for turning an economic crossroads into a window of opportunity. and some swear by the hcg diet, but can imitating mary! hey! wow, you look great! thanks! it's this new wish yourself thin program. i just wish it and it happens. it's probably those fiber one bars you're eating. i know they help
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
sleepworld. >>> to the latest in japan, death toll from last week's earthquake has reached 7200, 11,000 people are still missing. the head of the tokyo electric power company cried after the they admitted radiation emitted could kill people. here a report. [ siren ] >> remembering all they had lost. fighting to keep what they have left. the japanese people came together in a moment of silence friday at the hour the earthquake staggered their nation one week ago and prayed for their dead. for the lig to struggle is just beginning. fire trucks hosed down nuclear reactors for a second day. heroic workers continued to rick their lives. some plant workers recall the awful moment last friday. >> was shaking violently for a long time. i was very scared while it was shaking. >> the build shook sideways and the lights went out. they are restoring power to the plants from five huge water pumps standing by for action. meanwhile, the heartbreak continues. this man is still looking for his wife. >> even though i have lost everything he says, it would be okay if she was alive. >> let there are gl
ABC
Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
of american forces in iraq. demonstrations took place in other cities across the nation. >> japan reports pressure is rising again inside the reactor at a nuclear power plant. the setback means engineers have to vent more radioactive gas into the environmentment one official admitted that the constant dousing of one reactor with water might not be cooling it. americans continue to head home from japan. >> i'm close enough to the power plant where i thought it -- i thought i was father -- far enough away. then i fell into the zone so i didn't feel like staying. >> alan: traces of radiation has been found in milk and spinach from farms within 70 miles of the plant but the levels pose no threat to the public. >> alan: this hard -- hardware store expects to raise $20,000. the store's owner has pledged to match his customers donations dollar for dollar up to $25,000. customers can give cash or check, simply is to be by the hard hardware store. >> uc berkeley has detected small levels of radiation in the bay area. preliminary results show that as of 10:30 this morning, trace amounts of several
ABC
Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
was not the target and say the international coalition is growing. abc news, washington. >>> in japan, officials are reporting progress tonight in the effort to gain control over a struggling nuclear power plant. two units at the fukushima plant have been cooled down, but pressure in a third unit's reactor unexpectedly surged today. radiation is leaking from the plant. the japanese government is advising people not to drink the tap water. meanwhile, crews found an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson nine days after they were buried under the rubble of their home. they were able to survive on food from their refrigerator. the death toll in japan has climbed to 8500 and officials estimate it will exceed 18,000. >>> a giant cell phone deal is in the works. how it could create the biggest wireless carrier in the nation. and a new way to think about car seats and how long your children should keep using them. and how the ipad is helping bay area children overcome barriers in >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >>> this next story could impact you iphone users. at&t
ABC
Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm PDT
at kgo-tv .com. >>> a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked eastern japan this afternoon, briefly prompting a tsunami alert. there were no injuries, but it added a sense of unease in a nation on edge. officials say highly radioactive iodine is making its way into the seawater farther north than previously thought. workers are trying to pump out hundreds of tons of radioactive water so they can restart the plant's cooling system. the contaminated water is emitting radiation that is 100,000 times above normal levels. >>> in the weeks ahead, car buyers are expected to have difficulty finding the model they want in certain colors. analysts say plant shut downs in japan are costing automakers $200 million a day. toyota and honda say they expect shut downs at their north american plants that could result in layoffs, but toyota hillary start -- will restart production on the prius and lexus models on monday. >>> coalition forces go after muammar qaddafi's hometown as president obama prepares to update the american people on the mission. also, the man who served as the face of the obama administrat
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm PDT
was sitting down to dinner. >> also new worries for nuclear workers in japan. they had to go to the hospital tonight. stay with us. more to come ♪ [ female announcer ] why choose between delicious or 100 calories? ♪ with yoplait delights, now you can finally have both. ♪ it's the perfect parfait, with two indulgently rich layers of chocolate and raspberry yogurt and only 100 calories. yoplait delights. get rid of the "or." >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. you. >> big scare for family in petaluma when this car crashed into their home and landed in their kitchen during dinner. investigators say the driver suffered a medical emergency while the car was going 30 to 40 miles an hour. no one was hurt. >> storm is dumping so much snow at lake tahoe highway 80 is impassable. this is truck tee tonight. 80 is shut down from colfax to the nevada state line because of zero visibilit visibility. highway 50 is open as you can see but chains are required. more from the sierra from laura anthony. >> we are looking at condition red. >>repo
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm PDT
lost a legend. don sanchez, abc news. >>> to japan where government workers in tokyo are handing out 240,000 bottles of water to households with infants. this after the governor of tokyo announced the radiation level in tap water is about two times higher than what is recommended for babies. the radiation from the could you could you she ma -- the fukushima nuclear plant has leaked into seawater and vegetables. they are struggling to cool down the over heated plant. >>> let's go back to our weather and prepare for a sloppy commute. >> now more for what we can expect. >> rain and wind and it will get heavy during the commute. it will be nasty for the morning hours. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have pockets of heavy rain around the monterey bay. this is headed toward the so cal area around 11:18. you can see it is getting to freedom by 11:33. another batch of heavy rain near the golden gate is expected to hit the san francisco area in a few minutes at 11:24. into berkeley at 11:39. this has nothing to do with the storm that is coming tomorrow. i will talk about that. we have ha
ABC
Mar 26, 2011 11:00pm PDT
involvement in libya. abc news will carry his remarks live here. >> in japan workers at the deteriorate nuclear power are trying to figure out what to do with radioactive pooling. at one place it's much higher than normal. the death toll stands at 10,400 with nearly 17,000 people missing. >>> first woman to be nominated for vice president passed away earlier today. back in 1984, walter mondale chose geraldine ferraro to be his running mate. it happened right here in san francisco at the democratic national convinces. they lost the election but ferraro showed how a mother can balance her life at home and be a powerful political force. >> i stand before you to proclaim tonight america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> opponent paid tribute to ferraro says his daughters will grow up in a more equal america. she was dogged about her personal finances. mondale later said it cost him in the polls. >> an outage forced a cancel of alaskan air flights. 12% were scrapped before the problem was fixed. one flight out of oakland was cancelled and three others were delayed by a
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
that on world news tomorrow evening at 5:30 here on abc 7. >> in japan crews detected blue tone um outside the fukushima power plant for the first time. finding further complicates efforts by tokyo electric power to stabilize the facility where dangerous water is leaking from damage fuel rod. these pictures show smoke billowing from the plant where the fuel rods may be partially melting down. physicist vl offered this worst case scenario. >> 3 reactor with no cooling water will then melt down. steam explosion. hydrogen gas ex completion could blow the vessel apart and shoot the radioactive waste into people back yard like chernobyl. >>reporter: best case scenario workers trying now putting water on the rod for week and month and then years klingt up. >> call it the x factor. next. barry bonds former mistress delivers intimate testimony on the witness stand. >> also damming statement from the star witness in the trial of men killing journalist bailey. >> why critic say 3 million dollars isn't enough for pg&e to pay for losing track of its pipeline records. all that is coming up then o
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